Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Searching for specific topics, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2014 New Features.
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I'm able to search for general topics like blocks and sort…through the numerous results to find the one that is relevant.…But what if I have something more specific?…What if I need to know how to redefine a block definition?…Well, when I just type the words, I get a lot of results.…That's because by default the search looks for any word in every topic.…So every topic with even just one word, comes out.…If I had a modifier, like a plus symbol before each word, it will…search for articles that have all three words present,…which takes me down to just a few results.…
Fortunately for me, the top result here is exactly what I needed.…You can use other modifiers as well, like the minus symbol to remove…words I do not want to include, like the word variable in this instance.…I can use quotation marks to find specific phrases or groups of words.…And the search will only display articles in which that exact phrase appears.…Using these modifiers, you'll be able to navigate the help menu quickly…and efficiently and spend more time…
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